Meet Ciara Lawrence, Trustee of Head2Head Theatre and one of the UK’s most influential disability campaigners with a learning disability. Ciara writes and campaigns on disability issues with articles featured in national newspapers and most recently – Able Magazine.
Every month Ciara will be bringing us her latest thoughts and in a new blog slot called ‘Ciara’s Corner’.
Alongside supporting Head2Head, Ciara is Mencap’s Big Plan Engagement Lead and also a volunteer and the first trustee with a learning disability at the Sunnybank Trust. Her passion – to improve the way disabled people are portrayed and represented in the media.
Ciara says: “I was diagnosed with a learning disability when I was 10 years old. I was always told that I couldn’t do things or that I would not achieve anything. I am now 38 and have a wonderful 16-year career at Mencap, am married and I want to prove that with the right support you can do anything like anyone else.”